General Program Guidelines
The CARES Act Family Child Care Assistance Program was established for the purpose of providing families with financial support ($500 per child) to offset the cost for child care of children between the ages of 0 and 12 years of age. The Program is part of the Borough’s economic development charge to advance and resume the ordinary conduct of business. To be in compliance with the CARES Act guidance, the families must have suffered an economic difficulty due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. An ‘economic difficulty’ means any financial inconvenience (unforeseen financial costs, decrease in pay, increased costs for household bills, or other economic hardship) as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.